The digital trade fair marketplace Fakuma-Virtuell is all about plastics processing and machining. Here, exhibitors at the 27th Fakuma – International Trade Fair for Plastics Processing – showcase their trade fair highlights and product innovations. Thanks to various features, the platform visitor can quickly access the desired information and contact the provider directly.

Fakuma is internationally regarded as the first port of call when it comes to injection molding, extrusion technology, thermoforming and 3D printing. Now that trade fair promoter P. E. Schall has postponed this year’s trade fair until 2021 due to a pandemic in coordination with the exhibitor advisory board, Fakuma-Virtuell is proving to be a valuable instrument for presenting expert visitors with innovations in the areas of materials, machines, peripherals, processes, simulation, procedures, technologies and tools, as well as plastics processing and machining. In user-friendly structured virtual showrooms, exhibitors present their trade fair highlights and product innovations. In addition to photos, texts, data sheets and brochures, the companies also post dates for exciting webcasts for which trade visitors can register directly in the showroom. This trade show platform thus offers exhibitors and trade visitors alike a high level of benefit; practical solutions for technological change in the plastics industry are also immediately available during these non-trade show periods.

More important than ever as an industry and technology barometer

Plastic has taken on a new meaning in this pandemic year. For example, quite a few exhibitors refer to specific projects and products to contain the spread of the virus, such as protective goggles and masks. Many companies were able to use their existing know-how regarding automation, digitalization and production efficiency and transfer it to current applications. In this respect, Fakuma-Virtuell also underlines its value as an industry and technology barometer. In addition to products and solutions for infection control, topics such as environmental compatibility, sustainability, resource efficiency, circular economy and bioplastics are high on the agenda.

Special solutions can be worked out together

Fakuma is recognized globally as a unique trade show event and is widely anticipated as an industry highlight each year. Now, with the virtual format of the 27th Fakuma, trade fair promoter P. E Schall has created an additional and permanent opportunity to obtain information clearly and compactly in one place, even digitally. Via Fakuma-Virtuell, trade visitors can select the desired information using the thematically focused search engine via the stored trade fair nomenclature or specifically obtain relevant hits for their business via the keyword entry. Using the functional hit list, visitors can send individual problem-solving requests to exhibitors in order to jointly develop specific solution approaches for everyday industrial practice.

Fakuma 2021 in preparation

Fakuma is recognized globally as a unique trade show event and is widely anticipated as an industry highlight each year. With the virtual format, the trade fair organizer has created an additional and permanent opportunity to obtain information clearly and compactly in one place, also digitally. Fakuma Virtual can in no way replace the personal professional exchange between supplier and user, but it does make the Fakuma product and service portfolio available in an optimally structured and continuous manner. Meanwhile, with the careful planning of Fakuma 2021 from October 12 to 16, 2021, in Friedrichshafen, Germany, the trade show organizer is creating the necessary and suitable platform for adequately addressing all the important topics of the plastics industry that are significant for the present and the future.

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